Around Acadiana for April 16, 2013

The Lafayette Economic Development Authority’s annual job fair is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.

Dozens of employers are scheduled to be on hand and job seeking seminars are planned throughout the day, according to an announcement from LEDA.

The event is free to job seekers, who are asked to dress professionally.

To view a list of participating employers or for more information, visit http://www.lafayette.org/jobfair.

Social media for business

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is hosting a series of three workshops next month on the use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media for business.

The workshops are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2, May 16 and May 30 at the LITE Center in Lafayette.

Each workshop will explore different social media issues.

The costs is $35 for one session, $60 for two sessions and $75 for all three sessions.

Advanced payment is required.

The registration deadline is April 29.

For information or to register, call (337) 989-8726.

Eunice cultural camps

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center in Eunice is accepting applications for free day camps this summer.

Day camps for ages 9 and 10 are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17-21, and camps for ages 7 and 8 are from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 15-19.

Planned activities include games, films, storytelling, music and art.

Space is limited.

For information, call (337) 457-7700.

Louisiana music film

The Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette will host a screening of “Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music” on Saturday as part of day of music events.

The film explores Louisiana’s musical heritage and features several of the state’s musicians performing versions of “You are My Sunshine,” a song originally recorded by former Gov. Jimmie Davis.

The event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. with a panel discussion about preserving local music, followed by a screening of the film.

The screening will be followed by a concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Par Sans Souci downtown.

The event is free and open to the public.

Grand Isle birding

The 15th annual Grand Isle Migratory Bird Celebration is set for Friday through Sunday at various locations on the island.

The celebration comes at the height to the spring migration of songbirds across the Gulf of Mexico.

Planned events include birding tours and a presentation for nature photographer C.C. Lockwood.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://grandisle.btnep.org.

Submit items to Acadiana Bureau Chief Richard Burgess at rburgess@theadvocate.com or fax to (337) 269-0410.